Mathura eviction flare-up: Rahul questions law and order in UP; Hema Malani expresses concern



Lucknow : In the backdrop of the deadly flare-up over an anti-encroachment drive in Mathura Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has said the violence has put a question mark on the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh. He also asked the UP government to restore peace and punish the guilty. In a tweet, Gandhi said," unabated violence is a stark reminder of the deteriorating law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh." In another tweet, he said,"hope the Government ensures that peace in Mathura is restored immediately and the guilty are punished." "Deepest condolences to the family members of police officers and others killed in the violence in Mathura," Gandhi said in another tweet. Mathura MP and Bollywood actor Hema Malini, meanwhile, kicked up a controversy when she tweeted the photos of her shooting of a film in Mumbai last night when the entire city was rocked by violence and two police officials were killed. Hema was in Mumbai's Madh Island, tweeting pictures of her shooting for a film and hoping for its early release. But later realising her mistake, she withdrew all the photos and tweeted a series of messages expressing her concern over the violence in her parliamentary constitutency. " I fervently appeal to the people of Mathura to remain calm & not get misguided by violent elements," said one of the tweets of the dream girl while another said," Heartfelt condolences to families of SP City Mukul Dwivedi and SHO Santosh Kumar who laid down their lives in the line of duty". Hema further said in another tweet ,"so so upset by this news from a place which is so dear to me . will go there again if my presence is required.My heart goes out to the bereaved." "I just came back from Mathura & got the news of the violence that has taken place there in which policemen have lost their lives," she added.

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